Deepika Padukone reveals shocking struggle with depression

Hola! Here’s what is trending among the gossip ladies this week: Deepika Padukone‘s struggle with depression, Ranveer Singh’s sex scenes with Anushka Sharma, Sunny Leone’s video with her husband, Vidya Balan’s tiff, and more.

Even as some of our gossip gals are busy prepping for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon tomorrow (Sunday, January 18), most of them would rather not miss their Sunday brunch. It’s a place you get all the dope for an entire weekend, you see – stuff that you don’t get at marathons. But oh yes, there is some prepping required before these brunches and sundowners. That of mini gossip gatherings over dinner on Friday or breakfast on Saturday. So what did they talk about? Read on to know, munchkins.

Deepika Padukone and Depression – the dreaded ‘D’ word

You would’ve never thought the two words could go together – Deepika and Depression. But that’s what it is. B-town’s current hot favourite diva Deepika Padukone has come out – not about her sexuality, but about the dreaded ‘D’ word. And the ladies are all shocked, but are also admiring her guts. Glam girl Deepika revealed her shocking struggle with depression in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times.

Deepika said to HT, “In early 2014, while I was being appreciated for my work, one morning, I woke up feeling different. A day earlier, I had fainted due to exhaustion; it was all downhill from there. I felt a strange emptiness in my stomach. I thought it was stress, so I tried to distract myself by focusing on work, and surrounding myself with people, which helped for a while… When my parents visited, I would put up a brave front because they were worried about me living alone and working long hours. Then, once, while talking to my mother (Ujjala Padukone), I broke down. She realised the problem, and got in touch with a psychologist friend, Anna Chandy, to get to the root of the cause.”

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“Being sad and being depressed are two different things. Also, people going through depression don’t look so, while someone sad will look sad. The most common reaction is, ‘How can you be depressed? You have everything going for you,” she added.

Are B-town actresses over-worked?

The Gossip Gals are wondering: Isn’t it shocking that after being appreciated for her movies in 2013 and while working again with her first co-star Shah Rukh Khan in Happy New Year, this pretty awesome lady was suffering from a mental disorder! What are these B-town girls doing to themselves?

And we agree. Just a while ago, we had told you how Priyanka Chopra talked about being stressed and had shared tips for going spiritual to deal with it. PeeCee and Alia Bhatt had both fallen ill due to exhaustion on the set – mental and physical exhaustion (Read: Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt faint on set: Are Bollywood stars paying the price for stardom?)

There was a time – when these rumour ladies were younger – when Bollywood actors and actresses worked three shifts and still managed to stay fit. What is it with this newbies being so weak, they wonder. But actually, it’s the times. The times of mobile phones and Whatsapp and social networking mess – the times of stress. So we really cannot blame these girls.

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s love grows stronger

Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor's love grows stronger

But the girls wonder if Deepika’s depression was the effect of her having worked with ex-lover Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013, and was hooked on to him again. Could that be true? Sure enough, the girl misses him still, and cannot fathom Ranbir and Katrina Kaif’s new live-in status. (READ: Salman Khan’s birthday joy killed by Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif’s declaration of love!)

That explains Deepika’s contradictory statements to the impending marriage of Ranbir and Katrina. The lovers are in no mood to react to Deepika, thankfully. But the old-timer gossipers would’ve loved to see some dirty linen being washed in public.

Vidya Balan’s ‘Kahaani’ with Sujoy Ghosh is over

He gave her one of the best roles of her career – of the revengeful Vidya Bagchi in Kahaani. But it seems now the real-life kahaani between Vidya Balan and Sujoy Ghosh is over. And our ladies can’t stop talking about it. The actress reportedly said that she is not on talking terms with the director anymore. What’s the reason? Because he is miffed with her. What’s the reason again? Because she backed out of his film Durga Rani Singh. But wasn’t that for health reasons, Sujoy? Vidya might be pregnant for all you know. So let it go, advise the ladies. Just let it go…

Ranveer Singh’s kiss with ex-girlfriend Anushka Sharma

Ranveer Singh's kiss with ex-girlfriend Anushka Sharma

But hey, there’s another thing that might get Deepika all worried. Her current beau Ranveer Singh, who we told you proposed to her in her hometown Bangalore, will apparently be shooting for some sizzling scenes with his ex-girlfriend Anushka Sharma. This is for Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do they tell us.

Now, now, Deepika. The gossip ladies suggest you collect yourself, and, like in the case of Vidya and Sujoy, just let it go…. Better things are coming your way. Like Sidharth Malhotra, maybe, who confessed to Filmfare he wants to kiss you on screen!

Sunny Leone’s video with her husband (ahem!)

Sunny Leone's video with her husband (ahem!)

The sexy ‘ex’ pornstar of Bollywood, Sunny Leone, will now feature in a video with her handsome husband Daniel Weber. No, no, not a video of ‘that’ kind, not porn, no! Giggling ladies say it is just a music video that will also feature Bigg Boss 8s notorious contestant Ali Quli Mirza. Hmm, interesting. And Daniel will be jamming, of course, for his band The Disparrows.

ALSO SEE: Sunny Leone’s hot vacation: Watch sizzling pics from Cancun beach, Mexico with Daniel Weber!

Shahid Kapoor not getting engaged!

Phew! That was close. Another B-town bachelor was getting hitched, or so the rumours said. Our ladies are happy at least one positive thing has come out of their session. Shahid Kapoor is not getting engaged to the mystery gal in his life! Not as yet. We shall bring you more on that from our Sunday brunch. Until then, Happy Running (the Marathon)!

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